An informed visitor who will have had an opportunity to connect respectfully with both the natural land and marine worlds, the history of the early settlers and their oral and cultural traditions, as well as their related architectural forms as they emerged and evolved over some 500 years.
To provide a venue and atmosphere consistent with a feeling of having stepped back in time. This is achieved through the availability and accessibility of experiences of the past, remarkable in their quality and quantity. The visitor will depart enriched by having been immersed in a real and refreshing culture and tradition set in quaint out-ports along magnificent sea-scapes.
Code of Ethics
Newfoundland Vacation Homes is committed to the principles of sustainable tourism inherent in the visitor's quest for a memorable but unpretentious life-experience.
It is our wish to share with the visitor the sense of wonder, awe, and warmth we experience in Trinity Bight. Our design efforts have been mindful of reflecting their fundamental context and pristine environment. Our homes are understated and seek to avoid leaving a large footprint on the landscape or its inhabitants. We have achieved this goal without sacrificing our own creature comforts, amenities or elegance. We shall preserve this special place for generations to come . . .
It is with this in mind that we developed our own Code of Ethics to guide our operations.
- By hiring and buying locally we seek to benefit and preserve the local community.
- By using recycling and waste disposal programs, we seek to minimize negative aesthetic and environmental impact of our operations.
- We shall be efficient in the use of natural resources e.g. water and electricity, and aspire to use environmentally-friendly products when possible.
- By limiting the number of occupants per home (to 6) we will respect the family based nature of the out-port.
- By including traditional furnishings, design elements and reading materials in the home, we seek to further historical awareness while maintaining a high aesthetic standard.
- By restoring our homes in keeping with the surrounding traditional homes (largely variations on the original Salt Box Style) we will preserve the architectural history/culture.
- We will participate in local initiatives that raise awareness of historical, conservation, and stewardships issues.
- We shall re-evaluate our performance annually with our Code and identify issues requiring improvement.